An event like no other in the interior design industry—hosted by the
most sought-after author and speaker in the biz

Reserve Your Ticket!

Register Now

  • March 30-April 1, 2019
  • Short Hills, New Jersey

A Truly Unique Format... Engineered for Maximum "A-Ha!" Moments Per Hour


12 of the most dynamic Powertalk Friday experts, covering a wide range of key topics—from systems to social media strategy to niching to building a team.


12 interior designers who can speak to the real-life application of each topic. Do you have goals for the next year? Learn from designers who have done the things you want to do.

LuAnn’s Point of View

LuAnn’s LIVE moderation and follow up—summarizing, re-phrasing and asking the questions you have in your head! It’s like a real-life version of the podcast, but now YOU get to ask questions too.


And celebrate the launch of LuAnn’s 2nd Book: Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business®!

Hosted & Moderated By…

  • Best-Selling Author
  • Speaker
  • Podcast Host

LuAnn Nigara hosts the top-rated interior design industry podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, now known as the definitive resource for interior design professionals interested in operating a profitable and productive business.

LuAnn’s enthusiasm, business acumen and humor have made her a sought-after speaker and moderator. Her first book, The Making of a Well-Designed Business®, an Amazon #1-rated international best seller, provides wisdom and guidance for interior designers and anyone interested in running a successful business. Her second book launches on the day of the event! Since 1982, LuAnn has co-owned Window Works, an award-winning window treatment and awning retailer in NJ.

The Experts and Designer Panelists

Co-Authors of Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business® and Designers Who Make It Happen

  • Fred Berns
    Proven Marketing Strategies

    Fred Berns

    Interior Design Industry Business Coach

  • Sarah Danielle
    Create a Design Process

    Sarah Danielle

    CEO/Co-founder of Mydoma Studio

  • Nancy Ganzekaufer
    Charge Your Worth

    Nancy Ganzekaufer

    Interior Designer Business Coach

  • Eileen Hahn
    Build an Exceptional Team

    Eileen Hahn

    Leadership Consultant

  • Nicole Heymer
    Define Your Brand

    Nicole Heymer

    Founder of Curio Electro

  • Claire Jefford
    Manage Client Expectations

    Claire Jefford

    Interior Decorator & Business Coach

  • Peter Lang
    The Designer CPA

    Peter Lang

    Founder of The Designer CPA

  • Mark McDonough
    Tackling Instagram

    Mark McDonough

    Founder of Tastefully Inspired

  • Stacey Brown Randall
    Leveraging Referrals

    Stacey Brown Randall

    Author and Consultant

  • Shauna Lynn Simon
    Home Staging for the Designer

    Shauna Lynn Simon

    Home Staging Industry Expert & Strategist

  • Kae Whitaker
    Elevate Your Email Marketing

    Kae Whitaker

    Owner of Kae Whitaker Solutions

  • Michele Williams
    Plan for Profit

    Michele Williams

    Owner of Scarlet Thread Consulting

  • Dala Al-Fuwaires

    Dala Al-Fuwaires

    Principal, FJI Interior Design

  • Rachel Cannon

    Rachel Cannon

    Principal, Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors

  • Kesha Franklin

    Kesha Franklin

    Principal, Halden Interiors

  • Sandra Funk

    Sandra Funk

    Principal, House of Funk

  • Paula Grace Halewski

    Paula Grace Halewski

    Principal, Paula Grace Designs

  • Corey Damen Jenkins

    Corey Damen Jenkins

    Principal, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

  • Corey Klassen

    Corey Klassen

    Principal, Corey Klassen Interior Design

  • Courtney McLeod

    Courtney McLeod

    Principal, Right Meets Left Interior Design

  • Judith Neary

    Judith Neary

    Principal, Roadside Attraction Design Studio

  • Kate O'Hara

    Kate O'Hara

    CEO + Creative Director, Martha O'Hara Interiors

  • Candy Scott

    Candy Scott

    Principal, Mood Design + Build

  • Taylor Spellman

    Taylor Spellman

    CEO & Creative Director, Taylor Spellman New York

We haven’t forgotten the fun stuff. In addition to engaging, not-to-be-missed discussion and no-holds-barred LuAnn Nigara Q&A, we’ve got cocktail sessions, book signings, breakfast sessions, and evening sessions to unwind.

LuAnn Nigara Live

Let’s be honest.

You probably have dozens of to-do lists scattered all over your office or hard-drive. What if I put all the BEST strategies, advice and tips in one place, just for you? My second book, The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business® is just that—and this is the LIVE version. It’s an opportunity to learn from the pros who get things done. It’s like stepping inside the best possible version of the podcast.

Join me, my twelve co-authors and a dozen highly successful interior designers for a LIVE event designed to up-level your business and break it all down into actionable steps.


Where and when is this happening?

LuAnn Nigara Live will happen at The Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey. If you’re flying in, you’ll want to book a ticket to Newark Airport. We’ll be getting started bright and early on Saturday, March 30th and finishing up late on March 31st. Those who have a VIP ticket (these are now sold out!) will join us for breakfast and a morning that will include intimate roundtable discussions on Monday, April 1st. For the full schedule, click here.

What time does everything start and finish?

The event will get started at 8am on Saturday and wrap up at 11pm on Sunday night. If you’re a VIP, expect to finish at 1pm on Monday. If you’re traveling, you’ll want to arrive on Friday night. For the full schedule, click here.

What can I expect?

We’ve put together a truly unique format—with every topic being covered by a hand-picked expert, a designer who is living it and LuAnn herself. There will be opportunities for Q&A during the sessions, as well as tons of networking, discussion, food and music. It’s going to be ridiculously fun and a total game-changer for your social media, branding, mindset and more.

What is the cost?

The cost of a standard ticket (but really… nothing about this is standard) is $595.

But I’ve been to events like this before! It’s all very exciting and then I never actually take action on anything I learn.

If you know anything about LuAnn, then you know she is all about action. Everything about this event is structured to create spectacular, real change for you and your business.

Will food be provided?

Yes! A continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday, we’ll serve a buffet lunch and dinner. On Sunday, there will be a buffet lunch and a sit-down dinner. VIP tickets (sold out!) also include a sit-down breakfast on Monday morning.

How do I register?

Click here or on one of the green buttons on this page to buy your ticket. We’ll be in touch with more details as the event gets closer. And we’ll be sending a questionnaire to our VIP attendees to customize your experience. See you there!

You mentioned the release of LuAnn’s second book?

That’s right! LuAnn’s second book “The Things I Learned from A Well-Designed Business: The Powertalk Friday Experts” will be released on the day of the event. Every expert on every topic—from charging what you’re worth to generating referrals to choosing profit—has contributed a chapter to the book. You will get to learn from them, successful designers who are doing what is being taught and LuAnn… live and in person.

I’ve got my ticket! Where can I find hotel information?

The event will take place at the Hilton Short Hills and you can reserve a room at our group rate. To get more information and book your room, visit this page.